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#115943 01/07/04 10:01 PM
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OK, so you can cut neat holes around electrical equipment:

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]...S

#115944 01/08/04 12:55 AM
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I was going to come up with some wise aleck comment... but I can't even start.

#115945 01/08/04 02:03 PM
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That takes the cake. Hard to top that one! [Linked Image]

#115946 01/09/04 02:53 PM
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Just use a little caulk. [Linked Image]

I rush in where others flee.
#115947 01/09/04 03:53 PM
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At first glance, it looked like a couple runs of conduit penetrating the wall...

But on closer examination, it appears to be a twin-tube fluorescent fixture! Is that what I'm seeing here?

#115948 01/09/04 05:02 PM
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You're right, dude! I also thought it was a wiring tray and two pipes.

On a slightly related note. There is a subway station I've been where they put a layer of block and then tile over the existing wall. This effectively brought out the wall to where it met one of the old-time single lightbulb lampholders in the ceiling.

Not to be deterred, the ingenious masons simply left a part of block (or brick) out of the wall and the tile guys framed around it. The hole where half the bulb is stuck in is about the size of a standard square tile -- 4" x 4" I believe.

So now the lampholder and bulb are in a sort of of a "niche". Sigh.....

All hail Saint Lightbulb!! [Linked Image]

#115949 01/11/04 07:27 AM
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Yes, it's an 8' strip fixture.

This is in a large drywall supply company's warehouse, which probably explains why the drywall work is so "state of the art". [Linked Image]...S

#115950 01/13/04 06:54 PM
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The fact that there is only a hole in the drywall and no patching above would indicate the drywall may have been there first. The fixture would have had to be pushed though the hole.

#115951 01/13/04 08:04 PM
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jdevlin, the wall looks to have been painted, judging from what looks like stray paint on the florescent tubes. The paint may be covering some well done joint patching.

#115952 01/17/04 03:46 PM
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Could be. I was looking at the shape of the hole and it looks like one piece of drywall to me with the sort of rounded corners.

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